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  1. Flower Power

    Chandler Burr says that jasmine smells like soiled underwear. For a long time I didn’t get that. I’ve smelled jasmine in lots of perfumes. I have a jasmine key accord from The Perfumer’s Apprentice that I’ve smelled straight from the bottle and diluted to 1% and 10%. On vacation in Hawaii I walked along a 100 yard hedge of blooming jasmine every morning. They all smell lovely. Jasmine is probably my favorite floral – strong and distinct but not over familiar or boring. I never got any off ...
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  2. Elf's Compendium of Notes 7- Two Cedars

    Himalayan Cedar- A Worthy Substitute for Atlas Cedar?

    Lately, more attention is being paid to those trees and plants that are succumbing to over-harvesting, climate change, and land use change. Aloeswood and white sandalwood are pre-eminent on this list of endangered trees, but a number of the frankincense-bearing trees (Boswellia) are now on the list, and Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica) may soon join them. Atlas Cedar, a staple of fine perfumery and made so famous by Serge Lutens ...
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  3. A love hate relationship

    I love having this forum. I love being able to look up a particular scent and get opinions and details, to be drawn towards something I would have never known about.

    I find i am most drawn towards the fragrances that I recoil from almost immediately. The same nuances that blow my mind are the ones that make me wait for the drydown to see how these fragrances meld with my chemistry.

    I tried Cabochard and Carolina Herrera today. I went into the store to buy Cabochard ...
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  4. identifying bottles

    I've inherited some perfumes which I cannot identify, and am wondering wether there is a website with pictures? They are mainly miniature bottles. I've tried googling the descriptions and have been to several perfume retailers, but I'm still drawing a blank with some of them.
    Thank you!
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  5. 212 On Ice

    Wow!! This is like.. the epitome of what I love. Unfortunately the one I smelled is the one from 2002 and is discontinued.. I guess they came out with another one this year and it's only 59$ for 3.4oz! AND I get free shipping AND I get a "deluxe Men's sample set" .. now I just need to know if I like it If not, Gucci Pour Homme II, here I come! Johnny keeps talking about By Man and how good it is.. I'm eager to see how it smells.. that is..if he gets it. It'd suck if I loved it cause ...

    Updated 9th June 2009 at 11:44 PM by CanwllCorfe

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